Today in Cloud

Dell already ships servers with Eucalyptus on, and OpenStack is already documented and available for anyone to take and use. Things got more interesting yesterday, with OpenStack’s principal backer (Rackspace) announcing a program to help customers deploy the open-source cloud and Dell providing a simple installer to get the software quickly up and running for customers selecting the company’s hardware. OpenStack is successfully addressing many of the steps required to become most people’s default choice for their own cloud deployments.